One already confirmed fact is that the 2018 Dodge Challenger will feature extra power as opposed to its 707-horsepower Hellcat sibling. Going by its teaser campaign, Dodge has revealed to us some of the changes expected on the mods, all of which will boost the car’s claw at the road and quickly speed down the liner. Custom 315/40-size Nitto NT05R tires will be built on each corner. This is accompanied by a new 3.09 rear axle speed torque converter. Dodge states that this car will be 35 percent more powerful than the Hellcat. More details will continue to emerge even as we near the New York auto show on April 12th.
The 2018 Dodge Challenger insane features are further advanced by Demon’s decision to drop seats and carpets to cut weight. For starters, all other seats with an exception of the driver’s seat will be optional. By removing the front passenger and rear seats, the car effectively cuts out 113 pounds. Our assumption is that these can be ordered as an option. The seats and carpeting are gone thus you shouldn’t be surprised that the stereo packs only two speakers tucked in the front doors. It also introduces a revised color palette, drawing inspiration from the bright, vibrant enthusiast colors of the golden era muscle car.
The exact horsepower of the 2018 Dodge Challenger is yet to be known but there are clues lurking everywhere. With each teaser released into the market, the new beast’s horsepower rating get exposed, with the latest one being more apparent. According to our estimates, the Demon will feature 757 horsepower. As the Demon engineers seek to cut out more weight, a lot of work has been placed on the engine as well. If Demon maintains its final-drive and first-gear ratios as an automatic-transmission Hellcat, the new engine will be averaged 705 lb-ft of torque at 3500 rpm. It will get rid of its old and inefficient V8 HEMI engines. Whispers also point towards the prospect of the Challenger coming in all-wheel drive.
As far as the exterior design of the 2018 Dodge Challenger is concerned, the next giant draws its inspiration from the 1970s muscle cars. Its blocky body shape gives it a commanding road appearance. There are new exterior updates that help give the Challenger contemporary appearance, but it still prefers some of the traditional design. The prospect of an auto opening trunk is yet to be confirmed but that will definitely be laid bare as we approach the New York auto show. You will also have a range of colors to choose from including Jazz Blue, Bright White, Billet Silver, Go Mango, Ivory White, Granite, Maximum Steel, Redline Red, Pitch Black, Contusion Blue, Black Onyx, Stout Brown, Yellow Jacket, Pitch Black and TorRed – inspired by the 2016 Challenger.
At this stage, the car’s price details are yet to be confirmed, but considering the way things are going, we may just have some clues. There is nothing suggesting a change in the base $66,000 price tag. But again, the manufacturer may have a limited edition that will without doubt be slightly pricier. Even though Demon is yet to provide details of the vehicle’s gas milage, there is no doubt performance will be better than the predecessor.
Boasting of a Hemi V8 engine, the 2018 Dodge Challenger will have a towing capacity of 8,600 pounds. This simply makes it the most powerful of its peers to be released in 2018.